A new Nurburgring record has been revealed and it’s not what you’d expect
Ever wanted to know how quickly you can lap the Green Hell while towing a trailer? Wonder no more
The ongoing obsession with Nurburgring records continues unabated. This week's reveal that the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 had blitzed the ‘ring’ in record time shook the world of automotive. Now there’s another stunning record which has set a new benchmark lap time.
For this record, German racing transportation specialists Moetefindt used a bone stock Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo along with a fully laden trailer carrying a rather valuable cargo.
The cargo in question is a Porsche Junior 108 tractor. The big Panamera makes light of this by hitting an astonishing 180km/h (112mph). This is a massive amount of speed considering all of the weight and heft being dragged along.
This very large twin-axle trailer is only rated for speeds of up to 75mph so we are a little bit amazed that big Porsche made the 12.9 mile distance without incident. While this short only gives us a preview of the lap, we hope to see footage of the complete run very soon as the sight of a trailer being dragged through the Carousal at speed is a magnificent thing.
All in, the very brave driver managed a thoroughly respectable lap time of 12 minutes six seconds. Caravan drivers of the UK, please take note.
So, what’s the strangest record you’d be brave enough to attempt at the Nurburgring? Let us know in the comments.